The work of Assistant Professor of Painting Ramon Bofill is being presented in a solo exhibition at Norfolk’s Nobile & Amundsen. The installation exhibition, Archetypes and The Uncarved Block, will be shown April 5–May 10, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 6:00–9:00 pm. Bofill’s work “references both Jung’s concept of primordial archetypal patterns and Lao Tzu’s “uncarved block”, a Taoist metaphor for a primordial state of being one returns to.” His pieces use “repurposed fabrics and traditional painting media result in hybrid surfaces that are a mixture of painting, tapestry and sculpture.”
The Art Department is pleased to announce the recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2014 academic year. The awards are determined by the faculty of the Art Department during an annual competition. Congratulations to all the awardees!
Ralph S. and Charlotte Margolius Scholarship
The Helen and Richard Parker Scholarship Endowment in Art History
The Robert A. McCullough Endowed Prize for Graphic Design
Anna Patricia Tobias
Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
The Lorraine ’78 ’83 and Dr. H. William Fink ’34 Art Scholarship in Honor of Ken Daley
The Harvey Ronald Saunders Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Chales K. Sibley Art Scholarship
The Daniel E. Frank Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Blacksmithing and Metalwork
The Art Department field trip to Washington DC will be Saturday, April 5! Sign up now in the Art Office! Tickets are $25 per person. We will depart ODU at 7:00 a.m. from the Visual Arts Building—the visitor parking lot is recommended for all-day parking on Saturday. Arrival in Washington we be approximately 10:15 a.m. at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum on the south side of the Mall. Departure is at 6:00 p.m., arriving at campus at around 9:15 p.m. Students may bring food on the bus, and there is a restroom on the bus as well. A list of exhibition highlights will be provided for participants upon departure from ODU. Students may choose to tour museums with participating faculty.
Deadline to sign up is Thursday, APRIL 3!
Streetscapes, a series of short videos by students in this semester’s Experimental Video Class, are screening now on Granby Street. Associate Professor of Sculpture Peter Eudenbach is instructing the course. Over the past few weeks, short videos have also been screened by glass artists from the Chrysler Glass Studio, and students from the Governor’s School for the Arts. The storefront at 733 Granby was generously made available by Bob from Bob’s Gun Shop.
ODU students in the current series are: Jasmine Battle, Samantha Frazier, Katie Hayes, Jeff Henderson, Stephanie Lipuma, Kari Miles, Anthony Miralles, Cody Simmons, Chris Smith, and Samuel Winters.
Congratulations to the students selected for this year’s Annual Art Students’ Exhibition! Thanks to Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director of Rawls Museum Arts, for serving as this year’s juror.
Where applicable, selected works must be framed, ready to hang with hardware installed.
Unselected work and selected works that need framing should be collected Sunday, March 23, 1:00–5:00 pm or Monday, March 24, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.
Selected work must be returned to the gallery ready for installation Monday–Wednesday March 24–26, 11:00 am–5:00 pm.
End of the show: all works must be collected on Monday, April 21 or Tuesday April 22, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.
George Bailey: End Table
Kristen Brown: Untitled I
Maggie Bush: Legacy Gifts From Mom; The Object Itself (as is but framed)
Alexis Cooper: Anticipate
Jessica Copeland: Unfocus Focus
Angela Corpuz: Steel Sculpture
Shanna Crockett: Book cover; Ceramic piece
Kyler Davis: The Bridge Between
Yvonne Frederick: Remember the Time; Unbutton Up
Laura Hines: Installation
Korey Jackson: Illuminated Texture
Russell Jones: Untitled
Stephanie LiPuma: AMO-12
Chris Madden: Secret Recipe
Allison Mah: Glen Echo Park
Bryan Mason: Tree of Life; Fields of Gold
Maria Moeller: Seven Deadly Sins in an Enchanted Forest
Ashley Parrish: White Midnight
Ashley Patrick: Penelope
Laura Phillips: Colored pencil cat
Stephanie Rameriz: The Hand You Are Dealt
Christina Rey: Broken Home; Fun Lights
Kenneth Riley: Despair
Taylor Roy: Between Lines; Tipping; America (video)
Micah Scott: Not Adam
Will Sprueill: Portrait of A Cross Fitter; Blue Fire
Zach Stille: Self Portrait
Chandler Tallon: Flow; Energized Evolution; Yin Yang
Tricia Tobias: Civil War Land in Bad Decline
Ashley Unmussing: What Is?
Angie Van Dyke: Tea Time; Larvae Container; Hammered
Jack VanDyke: Grandfather’s Reliquary; Organ Maiden
Amber Vaughn: I Think I Can
Brittany Waters: Lilly
Amelia Wood: Comply (Tonka truck)
Lecturer in Art History Dr. Agnieszka Whelan will discuss Dazzle Ships, a photography exhibition by Polish artist Lukasz Wierzbowski on Thursday, March 13, 7:30pm at Nobile & Amundsen in Norfolk. Wierzbowski has exhibited his works in galleries across four continents, his photographs have been published in lifestyle magazines and art zines, and he’s shared an incredible amount of images on Flickr and Tumblr. His clients include Penguin Books, Saatchi and Saatchi, and Urban Outfitters. And yet, in this world of international and electronic coverage, Wierzbowski relies on two unlikely, traditional constants: his analogue camera and the wealth of artistic references with which he grew up in his native country. Dr. Whelan will talk about Wierzbowski’s visual connections to the artists of Europe and the United States, and particularly to developments in Poland today.
Three Graphic Design concentration students received awards for their work at the annual Hampton Roads American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach. (Show above, left to right) Jonathan Kwok won Gold for his “Imagination is Reality” Poster, Sandra Connors won a Silver for her “In Persuasion Nation” book cover, and Kristen Beauter won a Gold for her Audio Book Packaging.